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August

11
Prospect Grissom homers in debut, Braves beat Red Sox 8-4

Top Atlanta prospect Vaughn Grissom homered onto Lansdowne Street in his major league debut, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer on Wednesday night to lead the Braves to an 8-4 triumph over the Boston Red Sox. Called up earlier in the day from Double-A, the 21-year-old Grissom hit the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning over the Green Monster and the seats above it and onto the street below for his first big-league hit. He tossed his bat aside before taking off around the bases, clapped his hands as he rounded third base and arrived home to be congratulated by Michael Harris II, […]

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July

29
Bogaerts homers to help Boston salvage split with Guardians

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Thursday night for just their fifth victory in 20 games. Guardians starter Triston McKenzie, who had permitted one run total in four previous July starts, took a one-hit shutout into the sixth before putting two on with one out for Bogaerts. The Red Sox shortstop hit an 0-2 slider out to center field to turn a one-run deficit into a 3-1 lead. Boston scored another off McKenzie, who hadn’t allowed an extra-base hit all month, when Franchy Cordero led off the seventh with a double and scored […]

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July

27
Boston Celtics among teams to engage in talks with Brooklyn Nets on possible Kevin Durant deal

As Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant’s trade request approaches a fourth week, the Boston Celtics have emerged among teams engaged in talks on a possible deal, sources told ESPN. The Celtics appear no closer to acquiring Durant than others in discussions with the Nets, but Boston’s capacity to include All-Star forward Jaylen Brown as a centerpiece in offers does help make the team formidable in its pursuit, sources said. The Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors have been well-known to have varying degrees of interest in Durant, but the Celtics have also been in regular contact with the Nets, sources said. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? […]

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July

13
Sale works 5 scoreless in debut, Red Sox lose 3-2 to Rays

Chris Sale worked five scoreless innings in his season debut, but the Boston bullpen couldn’t hold a two-run lead in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Sale, out all season with a fracture in his right rib cage, permitted three hits with one walk and struck out five. The lefty reached 97 mph on his fastball during a 78-pitch, 53-strike outing. “I felt better as it went on,” Sale said. “Feeling strong in the fourth and fifth inning, that’s nice. I’ll just keep building off of that.” The Red Sox are hoping the 33-year-old Sale can boost their […]

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July

06
Utah Jazz introduce new coach Will Hardy, tout 34-year-old’s maturity, preparation

Will Hardy knew some of the inner workings of the Utah Jazz before being named the league’s youngest current head coach. Sure, it was in 2009, and he was just an intern. Ahead of his final year at Williams College, he put in eight weeks in the business operations department, spending his mornings with the Jazz, afternoons helping the Salt Lake Bees — a Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels — and evenings at the gym rehabbing from hip surgery. One of Hardy’s initial assignments was to give tours of Vivint Arena, a building he had never entered before his internship. That didn’t […]

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June

10
Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry says he’s ‘going to play’ in Game 4 despite unspecified injury

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is expected to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday. Curry’s status was up in the air after he suffered an injury late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 when Boston Celtics forward Al Horford rolled on Curry’s leg as the two dove for a loose ball. Curry lay on the floor for a few minutes, yelling in pain, before getting up with a limp. He was still walking gingerly about an hour and a half after the game when he entered and exited the news conference room. But on Thursday, Curry appeared to be walking just […]

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June

02
Whitlock and Bradley Jr. help Red Sox beat Reds 7-1

Garrett Whitlock pitched six strong innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in four runs to help the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night. “Good,” Whitlock said of his outing. “A lot of quick outs, and me and (catcher Christian Vázquez) were on the same page.” Whitlock (2-1) permitted five hits and one unearned run before two relievers completed the seven-hitter. “Really good, efficient, kept the ball down, kept them off balance, we played good defense behind him,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora of Whitlock’s outing. Boston got to Hunter Greene (2-7) in the fourth inning. Greene struck out seven batters in the […]

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May

19
Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (midfoot sprain) probable and Al Horford (health and safety protocols) doubtful for Game 2 against Miami Heat

The Boston Celtics stated Marcus Smart is probable to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night with a right midfoot sprain, and Al Horford is doubtful as he is still in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Both players missed Boston’s Game 1 loss Tuesday versus the Miami Heat. Smart had been questionable to play all day leading up to the game after taking a hard fall in Boston’s Game 7 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals that allowed them to advance to reach the East finals for a fourth time in six years. Horford’s absence, however, came as a […]

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April

20
Red Sox edge Blue Jays 2-1 at Fenway with just 3 hits

Connor Wong drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night despite getting held to only three hits. Kiké Hernández and Trevor Story had back-to-back doubles in the third for Boston. Zack Collins homered for the Blue Jays off starter Nathan Eovaldi. Wong was called up from the minors Monday to replace catcher Kevin Plawecki, who was put on the COVID-19 injured list. Batting ninth and facing right-hander Yimi Garcia (0-1), Wong lofted a fly ball to right field that scored Bobby Dalbec, who opened the inning by reaching on an error by shortstop Bo Bichette. […]

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March

21
Boston Red Sox, Trevor Story agree to six-year, $140M contract

Trevor Story and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a six-year, $140 million contract, sources confirmed. The deal contains an opt-out after the fourth season, sources said. Story hit a crowded free-agent field — alongside fellow shortstops Carlos Correa, Marcus Semien, Javier Baez and Corey Seager — with a résumé featuring two All-Star Games, two Silver Slugger awards and MVP votes during the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The concern with any player who built his career with the Colorado Rockies is that career numbers are skewed by playing half of his games at Coors Field. Story’s batting average and on-base percentage are 60 points lower on the road, […]

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